The Egremont pier table
The Egremont pier table
The Egremont pier table
The Egremont pier table
The Egremont pier table

In the manner of THOMAS SHERATON (c.1751-1806)

The Egremont pier table

c. 1800 to c. 1805 United Kingdom

Offered by James McWhirter Antiques Ltd

£48,000 gbp
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An important George III rosewood and giltwood pier-table after a design by Thomas Sheraton, the Rio rosewood veneered top on a single piece of mahogany and inlaid with boxwood stringing, resting on a gilded carved frieze with alternating pearl beaded lozenges and inverted Greek key designs, above an ebonized central section divided by a reeded shelf and flanked by panels of radiating pleated amber silk, centred by a rosette, on turned cluster column supports and ovoid feet, the sides with concealed conforming silk panelled hinged doors revealing compartments.

The pier-table closely follows a design by Thomas Sheraton's published in The Cabinet Dictionary in 1803 (see drawing above). In this piece which is in the taste of Sir John Soane, Sheraton is showing his sophisticated awareness of a 'Grecian' style with the Greek key device of the frieze and the recessed niche for the display of precious objects.
The identity of the cabinetmaker remains uncertain. The use of a French style loose top points to a French émigré maker, perhaps the workshop of François Hervé.
East Lodge

In 1807 George Wyndham, 3rd Earl of Egremont bought East Lodge in Brighton. He immediately set about enlarging the original house and furnished it in the fashionable styles of the day popularized by the Prince of Wales at Carlton House and the Royal Pavilion. Lord Egremont was a generous host and entertained lavishly here when meeting friends and relatives. Whilst in Brighton he enjoyed the races and visited the Prince Regent at the Royal Pavilion.
Possibly commissioned by George Wyndham, 3rd Earl of Egremont (1751-1837) of Petworth House, for his Brighton residence, East Lodge, later renamed Egremont House.
Given by his great grandson, Charles, 3rd Baron Leconfield (1872-1952) to Violet Lady Leconfield (1892-1956), Petworth House, Sussex and by descent to their daughter Mrs Elizabeth Wyndham (1922-2008).
Height 35.00 inch (88.90 cm)
Width 73.50 inch (186.69 cm)
Depth 21.75 inch (55.24 cm)
Stock Code
circa 1802
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